Mike Carr Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking 2020

In his first podcast interview after winning the 2020 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Mike Carr talks about his life, the importance of being a good speaker, and his journey to the speech contest.  Mike Carr is a neighbor and friend of “Making Waves at C-Level” host Thom Singer.  When Mike made it to the Toastmaster Semi-Finals, Thom joked that if he went to the finals of the competition and won…his first podcast interview had to be on Making Waves.  Always a man of his word, Mike created the time for this in-depth interview just a few hours after his victory.

About Mike Carr – Toastmasters World Champion 2020

Twenty-five years ago Mike had 1 wife, 0 children, and 0 stories. Then Mike started applying lessons he learned from a communications “guru,” and that made all the difference. Today, Mike still has 1 wife, but now 8 children, and more stories than he can count. Along the way, he has started small businesses with mixed success, and has held senior positions in government, corporations, and non-profit boards. Mike has told stories in order to make his point and make part of his living for 35 years, speaking to large organizations like Merrill Lynch, UBS, and Hewlett Packard and innumerable small ones. And this year he became the 2020 World Champion of Public Speaking. Currently, Mike is a partner in a financial planning and private equity company and speaks frequently on the topics of effective communication in a virtual world, team dynamics, and leadership.
Visit the website of Mike Carr – Toastmasters World Champion

About The Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking

The World Championship of Public Speaking® starts in Toastmasters clubs across the globe. From there, participants advance to Area, Division, District, and region-level competitions. Two winners from each region-level competition move on to the semifinals. At the semifinals, an expert panel of experienced Toastmasters will determine the eight finalists. Each speech will last between five to seven minutes.

For many amateur speakers, this competition is the opportunity of a lifetime. Past winners have used this accolade to become prominent paid speakers, delivering keynotes and speeches around the globe.

About Thom Singer

Thom Singer works for Stanton Chase, a leading executive search firm that specializes in helping companies and associations place key hires. He is also a keynote speaker and professional master of ceremonies / EmCee
After a successful career in sales and marketing, Thom Singer became a growth leadership speaker in 2009. A decade later he has brought his high energy presentations and action-oriented content to over 900 audiences. Thom knows that as the speaker or master of ceremonies he has a responsibility to set the tone for a strong conference attendee experience. Known as “The Conference Catalyst” he creates an atmosphere of fun and interaction that lasts beyond his presentation.
Thom earned his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in 2014 and is committed to the business of meetings. He is the author of 12 books and is the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast. On his show he has interviewed over 400 entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business leaders and others with a focus on discovering how the most successful people get farther across the gap between potential and results.
At 50 years old Thom decided to reinvent his life and make age 50 to 75 the best years of his life. This meant saying yes to things that scared him, and trying new things. Since that time Thom has jumped off buildings, took up running (and lost 30 lbs) and began performing stand up comedy.